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Some churches teach “Left Behind”…
We teach “Included In.”

CTS is a member of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the ELCA


Parenting isn’t easy. At CTS we regularly gather with the parents of middle school and senior high youth to explore topics of current interest, share parenting joys, questions and concerns, and offer mutual support to each other.

We’ve discussed such issues as teen driving, bullying, dealing with over-scheduled lives, boy/girl sleepovers and, recently, the controversy over Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

Why Sheepdogs? Our youth refer to themselves in various contexts as the sheep in Christ’s flock. Jesus is the shepherd and parents are the sheepdogs.

Check the Calendar or the Youth & Family Ministry Newsletter for meeting dates.

“Every child deserves at least one or two full-time youth ministers…

Their names are Mom and Dad.”

– Pastor Charlie Kurtz